One of the mail accounts wont accept password after restore

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by gr8pics, Apr 22, 2017.

  1. gr8pics, Apr 22, 2017
    Last edited: Apr 22, 2017

    gr8pics macrumors regular


    Jan 20, 2008
    Just got a new imac, transfered evereything trough TM backup, mostly everything looks good, apart from the Mail, i got 4 different accounts, but one one of didnt download all the mails, and stopped at november last year.
    When i try to open account settings for that account, i get a message "cant connect, please enter password"
    and when entering that, it wont accept the password i know is correct.
    Sending a test mail, works fine both in and out.

    What is wrong, or what can i do?
    I got too much valuable mails in that account to delete and create new one. Its a POP mail.

  2. AlliFlowers Contributor


    Jan 1, 2011
    L.A. (Lower Alabama)
    Do you have two factor enabled? Do you need to generate an app specific password?
  3. tgara macrumors 6502a


    Jul 17, 2012
    Connecticut, USA
    I had a similar problem with an app on my iPad. An app-specific password was required, and such passwords are new to me. Thanks for the suggestion.

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